Leighton E. Cluff Scholarship

Fund Purpose
Grant: support "Leighton E Cluff Award for Aging Research" (#008869/008870) by rewarding outstanding graduate and undergraduate students who have pursued scholarly studies on aging.

This fund was established in 2002 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in memory of Leighton E. Cluff, the foundation’s former president. Cluff was born June 10, 1923 in Salt Lake City, UT. Cluff earned his medical degree in 1949 from George Washington University, and then completed further training at Johns Hopkins University and Duke University, later taking a faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins. He arrived at UF in 1966 to serve as professor and chairman of the department of medicine, departing in 1976 to take an executive position with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a private philanthropic organization. Upon retiring from the foundation in 1990, Cluff returned to Gainesville, becoming an emeritus member of the UF department of medicine and working until 1995 at the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He published more than 200 papers and 10 books, served on the editorial boards of a dozen medical journals and earned numerous honors including membership in Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Cluff passed away April 14, 200

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